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Outbreaks of Avian Influenza (H5N8) have been detected in multiple countries across Europe.  The strains are similar to Korean strains found earlier in the year and were potentially spread by migrating wild birds. H5N8 has never been detected in humans, but has led to the culling of millions of farm birds.  High Path Avian Influenza can lead to significant mortality in domestic poultry and is often not preceded by any noticeable signs of infection.  There is no concern to humans via poultry meat or eggs.  However, it can have significant economic impacts on Poultry production.

Below are listings of the recommended protocols and products available from Thermo Fisher Scientific Animal Health and relevant to this outbreak.

 

Products for Avian Surveillance

MagMAX™-96 AI/ND Viral RNA Isolation Kit – SKU AM1835

  • Validated by the US National Veterinary Service Laboratories specifically for use in Avian Influenza detection.
  • 480 Samples per Unit.

Download the Protocol

MagMAX™-96 Viral RNA Isolation Kit – SKU AM1836, AMB1836-5

  • Improved Chemistry versus AM1835
  • 50uL & 100uL Sample Size
  • 96 Samples per Unit
  • -5 SKU has 480 Samples per Unit

Download the User Guide

MagMAX™ Pathogen RNA⁄DNA Kit SKU - 4462359

  • Chemistry same as AM1836
  • Up to 300 uL Sample Size
  • 480 Samples per Unit

Download the Protocol

MagVet Universal Isolation Kit SKU - MV384

  • 384 Samples per Unit
  • One Kit for multiple veterinary sample types
  • Room temperature reagent storage

HomeBrew Assays (Screening & SubTyping)

AgPath OneStep RT-PCR Master Mix
Designed for broad Animal Health usage.
Product Packaging Sizes:

  • AM1005 (100 reactions)
  • 4384724 (500 reactions)
  • 4387391 (1000 reactions)

Download the Protocol for AgPath™

Path-ID™ Multiplex One-Step RT-PCR Kit
Designed for use with Complex and Multiplexed Assays.
Product Packaging Sizes:

  • 4442135 (100 reactions)
  • 4442136 (500 reactions)
  • 4442137 (1000 reactions)

Download the Protocol for Path-ID™

Screening Tools

VetMAX®-Gold AIV Detection Kit – SKU 4485261
Bioinformatics analysis of publically available sequences suggest an excellent match with current circulating H5N8 strains.

VetMax® Gold SIV Detection Kit* - SKU 4415200
Bioinformatics analysis of publically available sequences suggest an excellent match with current circulating H5N8 strains. The kit is labeled for swing swine diagnostic usage, but is same design as VetMAX®-Gold AIV Detection Kit (SKU 4485261)

Product Insert Sheet

TaqMan® Avian Influenza Virus (AIV-M) Reagents – SKU 4405543
Based on the design recommended by the US National Veterinary Service Laboratories for screening for Avian Influenza and is widely utilized around the world. This product contains reagents ONLY and should be combined with TaqMan® Avian Influenza Virus (AIV-M) and Xeno™ RNA Controls SKU 4405544.
Product Insert Sheet for the Reagents
Product Insert Sheet for the Controls

VLA TaqMan® Influenza A Detection Kit * – SKU 4398276
Co-Developed and Validated with the United Kingdom Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency.
Lyophilized format.
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LSI™ VetMAX™ Influenza A* – SKU INFAP200950
Kit format – only requires sample prep for complete workflow.
50 Reactions per unit.
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* This product is not available in all geographic regions. Contact your Life Technologies representative for more information.

7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System

  • 96-well-format high-speed thermal cycling, delivering high quality results in less than 30 minutes

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